Forrest City, Arkansas Population 2024

12,410

Forrest City is a city located in St. Francis County Arkansas. Forrest City has a 2024 population of 12,410. It is also the county seat of St. Francis County.Forrest City is currently declining at a rate of -1.06% annually and its population has decreased by -4.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,974 in 2020.

The average household income in Forrest City is $49,200 with a poverty rate of 35.3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Forrest City is 35.2 years, 35.3 years for males, and 35 years for females.

Forrest City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Forrest City was:

  • Black or African American: 71.51%
  • White: 23.1%
  • Two or more races: 3.69%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.48%
  • Other race: 0.43%
  • Asian: 0.19%
Land Area (mi²)
20.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
613.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.35% (-564)
The current population of Forrest City, Arkansas is 12,410 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,974.

Forrest City, Arkansas Population 2024

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Forrest City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American9,30371.51%
White3,00523.1%
Two or more races4803.69%
Native American790.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander620.48%
Other race560.43%
Asian250.19%
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Asian

Forrest City Population by Race

Forrest City Population Pyramid 2024

Forrest City Median Age

35.2

Total

35.3

Male

35

Female

Forrest City Adults

There are 10,102 adults, (1,445 of whom are seniors) in Forrest City.

Forrest City Age Dependency

50.3

Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Forrest City Sex Ratio

Female5,47342.07%
Male7,53757.93%

Forrest City Population by Age

Forrest City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,9762.5335.864.2
Non Family1,5941.1126.673.4
Married1,198346.653.4
Female1,0944.0134.465.6
Male903.2874.425.6
showing: 5 rows

3.26

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

35.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Forrest City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Forrest City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forrest City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64%.

Forrest City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$28,440

Average Earnings

$24,840

Average Male

$29,806

Average Female

Forrest City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forrest City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Forrest City Language

93.05% of Forrest City residents speak only English, while 6.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.72% of the population.

Forrest City Language

Forrest City Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black7,8182,91737.31%
Hispanic42837687.85%
Multiple44736481.43%
White1,6371629.9%
Islander6262100%
Other1010100%
Native99100%
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35.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.94%

Male Poverty Rate

36.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forrest City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forrest City is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forrest City is White, with 9.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 52%.

Forrest City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade54.93%
High School39.63%
Some College20.33%
Bachelors or Greater1.23%
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Forrest City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50%
Male Unemployed29.88%
Male Employed21.55%
Female Employed14.66%
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Forrest City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forrest City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Forrest City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.1%

Male Marriage Rate

26.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Forrest City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Forrest City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Forrest City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Forrest City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

326

Number of Veterans

305

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

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Forrest City Veterans by War

count

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Forrest City Veterans by Age

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Forrest City Veterans by Race

Forrest City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

26.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forrest City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

39%

Labor Force Participation

35%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Forrest City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Forrest City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Forrest City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.82%

Born in Forrest City

95.4%

Native Born

4.6%

Foreign Born

4.41%

Non Citizen

0.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.4% of Forrest City residents were born in the United States, with 64.82% having been born in Arkansas. 4.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Forrest City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,745-133-1.12%
202811,878-133-1.11%
202712,011-133-1.1%
202612,144-133-1.08%
202512,277-133-1.07%
202412,410-133-1.06%
202312,543-133-1.05%
202212,676-133-1.04%
202112,809-165-1.27%
202012,974-839-6.07%
201913,813-242-1.72%
201814,055-256-1.79%
201714,311-179-1.24%
201614,490-153-1.04%
201514,643-216-1.45%
201414,859-208-1.38%
201315,067-197-1.29%
201215,264310.2%
201115,233-105-0.68%
201015,3385643.82%
200014,7741,41010.55%
199013,364-439-3.18%
198013,8031,28210.24%
197012,5211,97718.75%
196010,5442,93738.61%
19507,6071,90833.48%
19405,6991,10524.05%
19304,5941,21736.04%
19203,377
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Forrest City Population by Year